Cisco @ NAB: Is Your Media Business Secure? (Are You Sure?)

By Michal Brenner, Marketing Manager, Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, Cisco In the global digital revolution unfolding around us, the media broadcast segment is particularly well-stocked with opportunity. It’s...

April 11, 2016


Protecting Innovation: Update on ITC Investigations

When we launched our District Court and International Trade Commission (ITC) actions in 2014, we promised to provide ongoing updates on their progress. On February 2, Judge Shaw issued a ruling in the first ITC case (‘944) that Arista had violated three of five Cisco patents. Despite a large number of redactions, the reasons for […]


Co-written with Maciek Konstantynowicz, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technology & Architecture Office “Holy Sh*t, that’s fast and feature rich” is the most common response we’ve heard from folks that have looked at some new code made available in OpenSource. A few weeks back, the Linux Foundation launched a Collaborative Project called FD.io (“fido”). One of the […]

February 18, 2016


Protecting Innovation: Update on ITC Cases

Earlier this week, Cisco received some welcome news. The U.S Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Arista’s second attempt to invalidate a Cisco patent that was asserted in the ‘945 International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation. This is also a patent where the ITC staff recommended a finding of infringement. We are now looking forward to […]

February 2, 2016


Protecting Innovation: The Beginning of the End

Earlier today, the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a ruling in the first of their investigations into Arista. This follows a lengthy investigation, a review of thousands of pages of briefing materials and supporting evidence, and a two-week hearing involving testimony and cross-examination. We thank Judge Shaw and the ITC staff for their diligence. Specifically […]

January 25, 2016


Protecting Innovation: Cisco seeks only fair competition

Arista’s filing of bogus antitrust claims today is not accidental or a coincidence. The claims, most of which were included in earlier Arista filings, are a smokescreen to divert attention from the important ruling expected from the International Trade Commission (ITC) on February 2*. This is when Judge Shaw will rule on the validity of […]

September 12, 2015


The Importance of Video Security That Scales

By David Wachtfogel, Director, Service Provider Video Security, Cisco This week at IBC we are happy to announce that we’ve reached 300 million active VideoGuard Everywhere client devices. Think about that for a moment! How did we get this far? Not long ago, service provider video distribution was simple: Service providers distributed the content they […]

January 20, 2015


Who’s Got (Networking) Talent? Launching the 2014 Global Talent Competitiveness Index Report

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of the conditions of men – the balance wheel of the social machinery.” – Horace Mann, 1848 Mann, is he right. Education paves the way to opportunity and higher living standards. And today we recognize a technology with a similar power – […]